or gall blad·der
a pear-shaped, muscular sac attached to the undersurface of the right lobe of the liver, in which bile is stored and concentrated.
Origin of gallbladder
First recorded in 1670–80; gall1
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The surgery removes the right side of the pancreas, the gallbladder, and parts of the stomach, bile duct, and small intestine.
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A small, pear-shaped muscular sac, located under the right lobe of the liver, in which bile secreted by the liver is stored until needed by the body for digestion.cholecyst cholecystis
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A small, pear-shaped muscular sac in most vertebrates in which bile is stored. The gallbladder is located beneath the liver and secretes bile into the duodenum of the small intestine.
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